Conservation Charities - Africa
The conservation organisations below are by no means exclusive - we'll be adding to them!
AWF focuses on wildlife protection, land and habitat protection, economic development and community empowerment.
Tusk is working to a future in which people and wildlife can thrive across Africa. The charity believes locals and organisations are best placed to address the threat of poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife but that they are under-resourced and lack profile. So they are partnering with leading and emerging conservationists across Africa, and they are securing donor funding to invest in the best grassroots conservation initiatives.
African Rainforest aims to raise funds for grassroots conservation projects and generate awareness of the importance of African forests. It works in over 200 villages in 7 mountain ranges, and they are protecting and restoring some 3,000 km2 of the world’s most unique mountain rainforests by improving the lives of locals.
AWF aims to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in today’s Africa.
Based in California, the Foundation's mission is to empower the people who protect wildlife and wild places. It supports programmes working for human-wildlife co-existence, ranger support, conservation education and biological exploration.
African Parks takes on responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. It manages 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering 10.5 million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.
Its mission is to conserve biodiversity in East Africa and beyond through the collaborative application of scientific and indigenous knowledge, improved livelihoods and good governance through development of local institutions
The Trust has been operating in southern Africa since 2000 and strives for environmental conservation and socio-economic sustainability. It works mostly in areas where there’s conflict between the natural environment and human habitation.
Living with Lions
Desert Lion Conservation
Safina Lion Conservation Fund
Save the Rhino
Elephants for Africa
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
ABC does applied research, conservation and education to bring bats to the conservation agenda and conserve bat populations in Africa. Based in Malawi, it works with various UK universities, and The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Malawi and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust.
It aims to promote and implement sustainable development practices, policies and strategies through knowledge management and dissemination, training, education, research, advocacy and campaigning.
Cheetah Conservaiton Fund
The Institute promotes the understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat, and inspires individual action by people to help animals, others and protect the world we all share.
The Fund’s mission is to maintain healthy and viable populations of African wild dogs and other large carnivores in Zimbabwe, together with the habitats and prey species on which they depend.
The Fund is dedicated to the preservation of African manatees, turtles, cetaceans, and other aquatic wildlife and their habitats throughout the African continent. It works closely with local people, scientists, governments and other stakeholders.
African Penguin Conservation